The 2021 DTM-Champion, Maximilian Götz (GER), will compete in the ADAC GT Masters for a few races with the Haupt Racing Team. Already at the upcoming event at the Norisring, the 37-year-old from Uffenheim will take his seat in the cockpit of the #3 Mercedes-AMG GT3 alongside Petru Umbrarescu (ROM).
- Maximilian Götz back in the ADAC GT Masters.
- New team-mate of Petru Umbrarescu.
- Already at the Norisring in the cockpit of the #3 Mercedes-AMG GT3.
The ADAC GT Masters has been enriched by a prominent name. Maximilian Götz, driver champion in the 2021 DTM and champion in the 2012 ADAC GT Masters, returns to the "league of super sports cars" as a guest entrant with the Haupt Racing Team. In the #3 Mercedes-AMG GT3, Götz will already be fighting for championship points together with Petru Umbrarescu at his home race at the Norisring. For many years, Götz was a constant in the ADAC GT Masters. In 2012, the Bavarian-born driver won the drivers' and team championships on an SLS AMG GT3, and in 2018 he won the team championship again, claiming countless race victories and podium finishes in this tradition-steeped sports car series.
However, Götz celebrated his greatest individual success in 2021 when he won the DTM drivers' championship with the Haupt Racing Team in a dramatic finale at the Norisring. Götz is now celebrating his return to HRT at this particular circuit. Despite his extensive programme, including races in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe and Asia, Götz has been recruited for the ADAC GT Masters and will be a valuable asset to the team with his experience. Maximilian Götz will be in action for HRT at the Norisring, Sachsenring and at the ADAC GT Masters finale in Hockenheim. Due to scheduling conflicts, Götz will be replaced at the remaining events by Arjun Maini (IND), among others, who was already racing at the season opener in Hockenheim.
The second event of the ADAC GT Masters will be held on the city circuit in Nuremberg from 7 to 9 July. The first race of the weekend starts on Saturday. Race two follows on the following Sunday. Both races will be broadcast live on TV on Sport1.
Maximilian Götz, #3 Haupt Racing Team: “It's great that I can compete in the ADAC GT Masters again at short notice. My schedule is already quite full this year, but I won't miss out on a race in the GT Masters. Whenever I've competed here, of course I've wanted to race for the title, but unfortunately that's not possible this year due to the clashes. But of course, I want to race for the podium places, support the team and contribute my experience. I'm particularly pleased that we'll be starting together at the Norisring, where I contested my last race together with HRT in 2021 and where we celebrated the DTM title. I hope I can give the fans a good show at my home race.”
Ulrich Fritz, Chief Executive Officer Haupt Racing Team GmbH: “We are really delighted that Maximilian is returning to HRT in the ADAC GT Masters. He is an absolute expert in this series and further enhances the ADAC GT Masters with his presence. From a sporting point of view, we also hope that we will continue to compete for victories. In Hockenheim, we have already been able to achieve a podium finish with Petru and Arjun. Of course, we want to maintain and build on this level. We are convinced that with Maximilian we have the right driver in the car for this alongside Petru.”
HRT stands for HAUPT RACING TEAM. The motorsport team was founded in July 2020 by racing driver and entrepreneur Hubert Haupt and has firmly established itself in international GT3 sport within a very short time. As well as numerous race wins and top results, HRT’s greatest success came in 2021 when it won the Drivers’ Championship in the DTM. The team’s programme is demanding and diverse: among other things, HRT starts in the DTM, the Nürburgring Endurance Series, the GT World Challenge Europe, and the 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps. Many of these race outings are as a Mercedes-AMG Performance Team with extended factory support. HRT is also involved in professional sim racing and is a sought-after partner for technical development projects and motorsport events of all kinds. As of the 2023 season, the team’s new operations centre is the HRT Race Base in Drees, which is located at the Nürburgring. The headquarters of Haupt Racing Team GmbH are in Grünwald near Munich.